North celebrated the official launch of the powerboat with young people from Escape Interventions - a South Shields youth work programme - taking it on its maiden voyage along the River Tyne, from Newcastle City Marina to the mouth of the Tyne.
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Doyle has since sailed nine times with OYT
North, each time learning more about the boat and the skills necessary for leadership.
More than 10,000 young people have sailed with OYT
North during its 27-year history, from a variety of diverse backgrounds including those not in employment, education and training (NEET's), visually and hearing impaired, young offenders, Scouts and Guides and groups from schools and colleges.
NEW BERTH: Retired judge Peter Fox QC with James Cook's skipper Grace Metcalfe, left, Steve Lennon of OYT
North, inset far left, and the PS15,000 cheque is handed over, below Pictures by IAN MCINTYRE
With the opening of OYT
, Hemrajani hopes to bring to the West a therapeutic method that has long been available in India and other South Asian countries and that offers new hope to those who have been unable to find relief through Western medicine.
Kevin Vyse, terminal manager for Port of Blyth, said: "James Cook and OYT
North are friends of the Port of Blyth.
Although the charity is based in North Shields, OYT
regularly visits schools across Teesside.
The cards are expected to raise PS2,000 for the trust and can be bought via the OYT
Steve Lennon, general manager at OYT
North, said: "Our entire focus as a charity is to inspire young people and offer life changing opportunities and so it made perfect sense to ask young people to help us do that by designing our Christmas cards.
Steve Lennon, general manager OYT
North, said: "It's an honour for OYT
North and our yacht James Cook to take part in such a rare and magical event that turns the North Sea into a stage in the name of art and music.
Steve Lennon, General Manager of OYT
NE, said: "We are always looking at new ways of getting people interested in what we do.